Properties and events in West Midlands 2017

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Brockhampton Estate

National Trust Brockhampton Estate, Bringsty, Bromyard, Herefordshire, WR6 5TB

Brockhampton is a traditionally farmed estate and medieval manor house. At the heart of the estate lies Lower Brockhampton, a romantic…

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Behind the scenes at the Cider Museum!

Hereford Cider Museum, The Cider Mills, 21 Ryelands Street, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 0LW

The Cider Museum was originally built as a cider 'shack' in 1888 by the Bulmer brothers, who went on to become the world's biggest cider…

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Longworth Chapel Bartestree

Longworth Chapel, Bartestree, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 4DX

Longworth Chapel, dedicated to St. James, is a Grade II* listed Pre-Reformation private Roman Catholic chapel, which was originally attached to…

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Michaelchurch Court

Michaelchurch Court, St. Owens Cross, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR2 8LD

Michaelchurch Court is a former farmhouse dating from the early 17th century which was once the centre of a thriving farm and local community as…

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Quaker Meeting House Hereford

Friends Meeting House, 21 King Street, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 9BX

Discover our Meeting House which is tucked away in a passage off King Street in Hereford. Even people who have lived in the area for many years…

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Shirehall, Hereford

The Shirehall, St Peter's Square, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 2HX

This year is the bi-centenary of the opening of the Shirehall and the sitting of the first assize. Designed by British Museum architect, Sir…

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16th Century Painted Room

Town Council Office, 1 Church Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 1DH

The 16th Century Painted Room is in an early 16th century building now used for the Town Council offices. The paintings were done in imitation of…

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Berrington Hall

Berrington Hall, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0DW

Standing proud and strong, this fine Georgian mansion sits within 'Capability' Brown’s final garden and landscape. This year, supported by…

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Church of Saints Cosmas and Damian

Stretford, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 9DG

Talks, tours and music to accompany visits throughout the day at the Church of Saints Cosmas and Damian in Stretford. This unusual and interesting…

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Grange Court Leominster

Grange Court, Pinsley Road, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 8NL

Grange Court is the last surviving market house known to be built by John Abel, a local man who was honoured by King Charles I During the Civil…

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Leominster Priory

Leominster Priory Church, St Peter and St Pauls Church, Church Street, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 8NH

The Priory Church dates from the middle of the 12th century with later additions. A nunnery in 660 A.D., it was rebuilt in the 12th century. The…

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The Forbury Chapel

Church Street, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 8NH

The Forbury is a 12th century building, originally part of the Benedictine Monastery of Leominster and built with funds gifted to the town by the…

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The Judge’s Lodging

The Judges Lodging, Shirehall, Broad Street, Presteigne, Herefordshire, LD8 2AD

Explore the fascinating world of Victorian judges, their servants and felonious guests at this award-winning historic house. The Judge’s…

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Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Wenlock Lodge, Acton Scott, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6QN

With its’ of range of young and adult farm animals, working farm demonstrations and much more, Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is a perfect…

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The Lost Gardens of Walcot

Walcot Hall, Lydbury North, Shropshire, SY7 8AZ

The Lost Gardens of Walcot - by Michael Greene MA(Res), MA, PCIFA FREE guided tour for Heritage Open Day This is an opportunity to see the site…

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Bell Ringing Experience and Tower Open Day

St. Oswalds Parish Church, Church Street, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 2SY

On the 300th anniversary of the bells the bell ringers are delighted to be offering: Bell Ringing Demonstration and tour - first lucky 10…

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Britain On Film: Railways (U)

Kinokulture Cinema, 9 Arthur Street, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 1JN

Once again for National Heritage Open Days we are pleased to present a free archive film screening. Your chance to travel back to a time when…

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Park Hall Countryside Farm WWI Trench Experience

Park Hall Working Farm, Burma Road, Park Hall, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 4AS

Especially for Heritage Open Days, entry to the brand new Trench Experience and the Welsh Guards Museum will be free. The Welsh Guards Museum…

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Stone Heads & Demons, Bronygarth

The Pentre , Bronygarth, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 7LY

Visit this fascinating ancient borderland house overlooking the beautiful Ceiriog Valley at Bronygarth near Chirk. Discover the many interesting…

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Tanat Valley Light Railway

Nant Mawr Visitor Centre, Nant Mawr, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 9HW

Free monorail rides especially for HOD on our recently created demonstration track and free refreshments! Woodland walks, nature trails, small on…

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UNSUNG STORIES: Gilbert & Gordon: Then All The World Could See How in Love We Are

Oswestry Town Museum, Bailey Head, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 1PZ

World War II letters between a gay soldier and his lover have brought unprecedented attention to our modest museum here in Oswestry. Ever since…

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Bear Steps Renovation, The beginning of 50 years of conservation work for Shrewsbury Civic Society

Bear Steps Medieval Hall, St Alkmond Square, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1UH

SIR NEIL COSSONS TALK: An evening talk on Sense & Sensitivity: Re-inventing a Town Like Shrewsbury. In this presentation Neil Cossons explores the…

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Drapers Hall

Drapers Hall, St. Marys Place, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1DZ

The Drapers Hall, was built in 1575 for the Worshipful Company of Drapers of Shrewsbury. It is of timber frame construction and is decorated with…

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Lord Hill’s Column, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury

26 St. Johns Hill, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1JJ

Lord Hill's Column is a magnificent Doric Column (47.5m) with 172 cantilevered spiral stairs leading to a platform with views over the beautiful…

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Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

The Music Hall, The Square, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1LH

On Sunday 10 September, visitors to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery will be able to enter the galleries FREE of charge and take in over 750 years…

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Shropshire Theatre Organ Trust Wurlitzer at The Buttermarket, Shrewsbury

The Buttermarket Ltd, The Buttermarket, Howard Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 2LF

The Shropshire Theatre Organ Trust will be hosting the Heritage Open Day event at The Buttermarket in Shrewsbury, a grade 2 listed building and…

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The Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Fathers of Nicea

The Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Fathers of Nicea, off Oteley Road, Sutton, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6QY

Visitors can look around this ancient Church and there will be a talk about its history, the recent archaeological dig and its present role and…

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Ironbridge Gorge Museum Library & Archives

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, Coach Road, Coalbrookdale, Telford, Shropshire, TF8 7DQ

The Museum Library is usually only open to researchers by appointment. This year, we will be showcasing material from our Archives collections…

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Tiles for Tiles

Unit B3.1 Maws Craft Centre , Jackfield, Telford, Shropshire, TF8 7LS

We are celebrating Heritage weekend at Maws in the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage site, on the 9th and 10th September. Come along and join us for…

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St Alkmund’s Church Tower Tours

St Alkmund's Church, Church Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 1LB

St Alkmund's is the parish church of Whitchurch and is a Grade I listed building. This is an opportunity to mount the many steps to the top of the…

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St. Modwen’s Church

Market Place, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 1HA

The present building was constructed between 1719 and 1726 on the site of a Benedictine Abbey Church that had fallen into disrepair. The…

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Woodhouse Farm and Garden CIC

Woodhouse Farm, Fisherwick Wood Lane, Fisherwick Wood, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 8QG

Woodhouse was created in 1808 from the sale of Fisherwick Hall, once the home of Irish peer Lord Donegal, the farm is made up of the Walled…

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Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Newcastle under Lyme

Holy Trinity Church Presbytery, London Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 1LQ

Have a guided tour (or wander freely with printed guide map) around this beautifully restored Grade II listed Church, which is of historical…

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Keele Hall at Keele University

Keele Hall, Keele University, Keele, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 5BE

The Keele estate was owned by the Sneyd family and the first Keele Hall was built in 1580 and rebuilt to Anthony Salvin’s design in 1855-1860.…

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William Salt Library

William Salt Library, 19 Eastgate Street, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16 2LZ

A great family event with something to entertain everyone. There will be behind the scene tours which explore William Salt's collection, its key…

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‘The Great Lakes of Kidsgrove’ Heritage Walk

Boathorse Lane Car Park, Boat Horse Road, Kidsgrove, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST7 4JA

The description may be a bit tongue in cheek but this heritage walk covers four (five if weather permits) local bodies of water, each with its own…

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Arnold Bennett’s Watering Holes

Barewall Gallery, 2-4 Market Place, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 4AT

A History Walk with Local Historian Mervyn Edwards, of Burslem History Club. In life and in fiction, the public house has been dominant in…

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Bethesda Chapel, Hanley

Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Bethesda is a 200 year old Grade 2* listed chapel, which, when built, had seating for 3,000 people and it has what we believe to be the largest…

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Ceramic City Stories | The Firing Line

The Firing Line, Winkhill Mill, Swan Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 7RH

Discover one of the World's only remaining tile works still using traditional techniques & original cast iron dust presses made by Boulton of…

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Gladstone Pottery Museum

Gladstone Pottery Museum, 26 Uttoxeter Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST3 1PQ

Gladstone is the only complete Victorian pottery factory from the days when coal burning ovens made the world's finest bone china. Traditional…

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Historic Walk of Longton

Gladstone Pottery Museum, 26 Uttoxeter Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST3 1PQ

Lasting around an hour and a half the walk is an ideal way of learning more about the history of the town, taking in landmarks along the way. The…

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Spode Works: Guided walking tours around the historic factory site

Spode Museum Trust Heritage Centre, Spode Works, Elenora Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 1QD

Guided walking tours around the historic Spode Works factory site. The walks will combine information about the history of this fascinating site…

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Stoke Minster

2 Glebe Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 1HG

last year we promoted interest into the history and heritage of bells and bellringing and this proved so popular that we will repeat this…

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The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 3DW

To celebrate Heritage Open Days the museum will host an after-hours guided tour by torchlight of our most significant treasures pieces including…

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Wedgwood Museum

World of Wedgwood, Wedgwood Drive, Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST12 9ER

World of Wedgwood is a unique visitor experience celebrating the very best of British industrial and design heritage. Visitors can see artisan…

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Quaker Meeting House and Peace Garden

The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), 39 Carter Street, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 8EY

39a Carter Street is the Dwelling House belonging to the Uttoxeter and Burton Local Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). It is…

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Church House, Alcester

Butter Street, Alcester, Warwickshire, B49 5AL

Grade II listed former dwelling house with front converted to Edwardian Meeting Hall to form 'Church House' for use of St Nicholas Church, hiding…

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Coughton Court

Coughton Court, Coughton, Alcester, Warwickshire, B49 5JA

Coughton Court is an imposing Tudor house set in beautiful gardens with a collection of Catholic treasures Coughton Court has been home to the…

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St Nicholas Church, Alcester

Butter Street, Alcester, Warwickshire, B49 5AL

Grade II* listed parish church with 14th-century tower, splendid18th century Georgian nave now believed to have been a rare church design by…

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Astley Church, St Mary the Virgin

Post Office Row, Off Nuthurst Lane, Astley, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10 7QD

Astley Church is an active place of worship and historic treasure. The Church was built in 1343, it has within many original features and holds…

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Guided Walks of Rugby Town

Rugby Art Gallery & Museum, Little Elborow Street, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 3BZ

Historic Guided Town Tours of Rugby Thursday 7th and Friday 8th September 14:00; Saturday 9th 11:00, Sunday 10th 11:00 and 14:00. The birthplace…

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Princethorpe College

Princethorpe College, Leamington Road, Princethorpe, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV23 9PX

St Mary's Priory was the first monastery to be constructed in England following the Reformation. From the 1833 until 1966, it was home to a…

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St. John the Baptist Hillmorton

St. John the Baptist, The Locks, Hillmorton, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 4PP

Our beautiful church has been serving the community of Hillmorton for nearly a thousand years. It is now secluded between the main West Coast…

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Tour of Brownsover Hall and St. Michael’s Church

Winchest Hospitality, Brownsover Hall Hotel, Brownsover Lane, Brownsover, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 1HU

The tour will include introduction and history of the Brownsover Hall Hotel in Sir Frank Whittle's former office during the Second World War. This…

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Tours of St Michael & All Angels’ Church, Brownsover

St Michael & All Angels' Church, Brownsover Lane, Brownsover, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 1HY

Free tour of hotel and church, with optional lunch available - booking required The tour will include introduction and history of the Brownsover…

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World Rugby Hall Of Fame

Rugby Art Gallery & Museum, Little Elborow Street, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 3BZ

This fully interactive visitor attraction combines the latest technology to showcase the sport of rugby. Combining World Rugby’s extensive video…

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Shakespeare Birthplace Trust -Travels though Europe

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6QW

A free pop-up exhibition on the theme of 'Travels through Europe'. The event will run from 10am-4pm each day and we hope that visitors and locals…

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The Play’s The Thing

Royal Shakespeare Company, Swan Theatre, Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6BB

Take a journey through 100 years of theatre-making in our interactive exhibition, The Play's The Thing! Spark your imagination in a treasure…

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Town Hall, Stratford-upon-Avon

1 Sheep Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6EF

Visit the historic Georgian Town Hall, home to the Town Council and containing many interesting exhibits. The Mayor, serving Councillors and Past…

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Alderson House

23 High Street, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 4AX

Alderson House is a lovely Georgian building dating back to 1695, built to replace the Tudor building destroyed in the Great Fire of Warwick in…

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Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park

Compton Verney House Trust, Compton Verney House, Compton Verney, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV35 9HZ

Discover the unique delights of Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park, where there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Escape the everyday to wander…

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Saltisford Canal Trust - Family Weekend

Saltisford Canal Centre, Budbrooke Road, Warwick, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 5RJ

The Saltisford Canal Arm is all that remains of the Warwick terminus of the Warwick and Birmingham Canal, restored from dereliction between 1982…

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Chedham’s Yard - traditional village industry.

Church Walk, Wellesbourne, Warwickshire, CV35 9QT

Chedham's Yard is a unique community based heritage site at the historic heart of Wellesbourne village. Sensitively restored to retain the chaotic…

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An Afternoon Celebrating Manufacturing in Birmingham

Birmingham City Council, 25 Dollman Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B7 4RQ

Birds Custard, Cadburys chocolate and Timmins Tools, all manufacturing companies, all from Birmingham! On the 7th September delve into the…

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Aston Parish Church Birmingham

Aston Parish Church, Witton Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands, B6 6QA

Aston was one of the wealthiest areas in the midlands and the iconic parish church has high quality memorials and structures associated with the…

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Big Brum Open Top Bus Sightseeing Tour

Victoria Square, Colmore Row, Waterloo Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 1BB

A live guided exciting adventure on the Big Brum Open Top Buz through the UK's second city, the Brummagem tour takes you to the commercial heart…

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Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 3TR

An oasis of delightful gardens, peaceful and tranquil, just one mile from the city centre. Opened in 1832, these historic Gardens are home to…

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Birmingham Hippodrome

Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre Trust Ltd, Hurst Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 4TB

Help us celebrate the incredible history of Birmingham Hippodrome. Attend a free Heritage Talk and uncover all our wonderful stories spanning over…

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Bournville Carillon & Visitor Centre (The Rest House) - Part of Bournville Heritage Open Day

Bournville Junior School, Linden Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 1JY

Installed by Bournville Village Trust founder, George Cadbury in 1906, Bournville Carillon is one of the finest instruments of its kind in the…

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Bournville Junior School - Part of Bournville Heritage Open Day

Bournville Junior School, Linden Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 1JY

Built between 1902 & 1905 and designed by William Alexander Harvey, this Grade II listed school consists of red brick with stone…

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Bull Street Quaker Meeting House

40 Bull Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B4 6AF

Bull Street Quaker Meeting House, built in 1933 on a city centre site occupied by Quakers since 1702. There are old gravestone in the garden.…

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Church of Saint Alban the Martyr

Corner Stanhope Street/Conybere Street, Highgate, Birmingham, West Midlands, B12 0YH

Grade II* listed large Victorian Gothic Church, architect John Loughborough Pearson 1881, with tower by Reynolds 1938. Only stone vaulted church…

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Community Food Festival and Garden Show

Winterbourne House and Garden, 58 Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 2RT

The Conservation Volunteers once again join Winterbourne House and Garden to bring you a packed event which features food stalls, children's…

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Exploring the Private Collections of Assay Office Birmingham

Assay Office Birmingham , Icknield Street , Birmingham , West Midlands, B18 6RZ

A rare opportunity to visit the new Assay Office, to appreciate key items from their Private Collections under the expert guidance of curator…

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Fircroft College of Adult Education - Part of Bournville Heritage Open Day

Fircroft College of Adult Education, 1018 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, West Midlands, B29 6LH

Founded in 1909 by George Cadbury Jr, grandson of Cadbury’s co-founder John, Fircroft College of Adult Education is based in his former family…

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Heritage Weekend Wind Down at Stirchley Baths

Stirchley Baths, 2-4 Bournville Lane, Stirchley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 2JT

At the end of a busy weekend exploring the wonderful history of Birmingham, join us to wind down and enjoy a bit more history over a drink and…

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Moor Pool Heritage Festival - Moor Pool Hall & The Circle

Moor Pool Hall, 37 The Circle, Birmingham, West Midlands, B17 9DY

Discover Moor Pool Garden suburb, one of the last remaining intact garden suburbs in the UK and one of Birmingham's best kept architectural…

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Moor Pool Heritage Festival - Nettlefold Garden

Moor Pool Garden Suburb, Harborne, Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands, B17 9ll

This 'secret garden suburb', the Moor Pool Estate is a hidden oasis, located just 10 minutes from Harborne High Street. Designed in the Arts and…

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Newman Brothers at The Coffin Works

Birmingham Conservation Trust Ltd, The Coffin Works, 13-15 Fleet Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 1JP

The shelves and workbenches at Newman Brothers are full of original stock and tools of the trade. With the original machinery working again, you…

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Saint Nicolas Place.The Old Grammar School & Tudor Merchant’s House

Parish of Kings Norton, 81 The Green, Kings Norton, Birmingham, West Midlands, B38 8RU

Free guided tours by costumed guides, at 11.am 12.30pm & 2.pm. The Old Grammar School. Wonderful medieval timber roof. This building has many…

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Selly Manor Museum - Part of Bournville Heritage Open Day

Maple Road, Bournville, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 2AE

Selly Manor is a beautiful Tudor manor, first recorded in 1476, which stands alongside the medieval cruck hall of Minworth Greaves. These two…

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Serbian Orthodox Church of the Holy Prince Lazar - Part of Bournville Heritage Open Day

92 Griffins Brook Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 1QG

Lazarica Church, Birmingham is one of many Serbian Orthodox churches devoted to the medieval Serbian ruler, St Lazar. It is the first…

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Shifting Birmingham: 900 Years Drawn and Erased

The Works Gallery (3rd Floor), 311, Jubille Trade Centre , Pershore Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 6ND

Shifting Birmingham: 900 years drawn & erased is a visual & public participatory art exhibition based on the soon to be demolished historic…

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Singers Hill Synagogue

Birmingham Hebrew Congregation, Singers Hill, Ellis Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 1HL

Singers Hill Synagogue, the synagogue of the Birmingham Hebrew Congregation, is the oldest synagogue in Birmingham. The present building was…

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Spring Hill Library

Spring Hill Library, Spring Hill, Hockley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B18 7BH

Spring Hill Library opened in 1893 and is one of the oldest of the original Birmingham branch libraries. The library was designed by Frederick…

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St Francis C of E Church - Part of Bournville Heritage Open Day

St Francis Church, Linden Road, Bournville, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 1JY

Bournville Parish Church, which is dedicated to St Francis of Assisi, is a place of calm and beauty beloved by local worshippers. George Cadbury…

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St Laurence’s Church, Birmingham

St Laurence Church, 173 Church Road, Northfield, Birmingham, West Midlands, B31 2LX

This historic church, mentioned in the Domesday Book, will be open for visitors. Tours of the church will be available at 11am and 1pm on Saturday…

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St Mary’s Convent of Mercy

98 Hunters Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, B19 1EB

St Mary's is a little-known architectural gem by Augustus Welby Pugin, and is an interesting example of Pugin's Convent architecture. The convent…

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Stories from the Stones - St Mary’s Churchyard Heritage and Access Project

St. Marys Church, St. Marys Row, Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B13 8HW

Stories from the Stones For a truly unique experience come along to St Mary’s Churchyard in Moseley, take a stroll around the churchyard and…

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SuperHome Open Day - Hawthorne Road, Bournville, Birmingham

Hawthorne Road, Kings Norton, Bournville, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 1EQ

Pioneering owners of some of the UK’s most eco-friendly SuperHomes are hosting free Open Days this September. SuperHomes are older homes…

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The Aston Tavern

Aston Tavern, 10 Aston Hall Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B6 7FF

The Aston Tavern is a 20th century tavern that has been restored impeccably throughout. After standing empty for over 22 years and left to become…

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The Birmingham & Midland Institute

Birmingham & Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 3BS

The Birmingham & Midland Institute has been at the heart of Birmingham’s cultural life for over 150 years, originally founded by Act of…

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The Bournville Experience - Part of Bournville Heritage Open Days

Linden Road, Linden Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 1JR

Permanently open as part of Cadbury World is The Bournville Experience; a joint initiative between the chocolate factory and Bournville Village…

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The Quadrangle - The Bournville Almshouse Trust - Part of Bournville Heritage Open Day

214 Mary Vale Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 2DH

Built from 1897 by Ewan Harper for Bournville co-founder Richard Cadbury, in the traditional form of single-storeyed alms houses is The…

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Tunnel Trips and The Big Stirchley Baths Stitch!

Stirchley Baths, 2-4 Bournville Lane, Stirchley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 2JT

Explore Stirchley Baths, a Grade II listed former Edwardian swimming pool and wash house, opened 1911, closed 1988 and reopened in 2016 after an…

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Woodbrooke - Part of Bournville Heritage Open Day

Woodbrooke, 1046 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, West Midlands, B29 6LJ

Woodbrooke was founded in 1903 by Quaker & Bournville Village Trust founder, George Cadbury. Following a campaign amongst Quaker Friends to…

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Albany Theatre

The Albany Theatre, 53 The Butts, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 3BH

The Albany Theatre is a 1930s art-deco style theatre formally the home of the old Coventry Technical College. The building was designed in 1919…

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Bagot’s Castle

Church Road, Baginton, Coventry, West Midlands, CV8 3AR

A castle lost for hundreds of years: - The original building is believed to have been constructed on the site in the 11th century at the time of…

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Belgrade Theatre

Belgrade Square, Corporation Street, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 1GS

The Belgrade Theatre was built in 1958 as part of the reconstruction of Coventry after World War II. The Belgrade aquired its name in recognition…

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Charterhouse Priory of St Anne

London Road, (opposite London Road Cemetery), Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 2JR

The Charterhouse Priory of St Anne started as a Carthusian monastery in 1381 with the help of its founder Richard II. It is a Grade I listed…

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Christ Church

7 Frankpledge Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV3 5GT

The original Christ Church was opened for worship in August 1832. It was built next to the surviving mediaeval tower of Greyfriars Church in New…

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Coombe Country Park

Brinklow Road, Binley, Coventry, West Midlands, CV3 2AB

Coombe Abbey Country Park offers 500 acres of beautiful gardens, woodland, lakeside walks and bird watching all set against the stunning Coombe…

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Council House

Coventry City Council, Council House, Earl Street, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 5RR

The Council House is a Grade II early Tudor style listed building with rich heraldic decoration. It was built in 1913-17 although due to the…

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Coventrian Narrow Boat operated by the Living Environment Trust

Canal Basin and Hawkesbury Junction, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 4LH

The Coventrian narrow boat is owned and operated by the Living Environment Trust, a registered charity that seeks to work with communities to…

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Coventry & Solihull Waste Disposal Ltd (CSWDC)

Coventry & Solihull Waste Disposal Co Ltd, Bar Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV3 4AN

Coventry and Solihull Waste Disposal Company (CSWDC) is an independent waste management company. Their main business is extracting energy (heat…

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Coventry Cathedral

Coventry Cathedral & Diocese, 1 Hill Top, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 5AB

The ruined Cathedral church of St Michael stands as a symbol the triumph of Peace and Reconciliation over the horrors of war and the urge for…

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Dalecote House - Coventry Freemasons Masonic Heritage Centre

165 Warwick Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV3 6AU

Originally built in 1878 as a private residence for the Twist family, Dalecote House is an imposing Victorian property located in the heart of…

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Electric Railway Museum

Rowley Road, Baginton, Coventry, West Midlands, CV3 4FR

The museum is a charity which aims to promote the heritage of the electric train. On the site you will find the largest collection of preserved…

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Fallen Art ‘Flash’ Art Exhibition

12 Dialhouse Lane, Eastern Green, Coventry, West Midlands, CV5 7LP

Fallen Art is a 'flash' art exhibition in a Grade II listed timber framed building in the suburbs of Coventry. The gallery will be situated in…

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Godiva 950th Anniversary - Dame Goodyvers Daye

Cathedral Quarter, Coventry City Centre, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1

Unique chance to celebrate 950th Anniversary of Lady Godiva, Countess of Mercia. Come and join our celebration in the historic Cathedral Quarter…

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Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Jordan Well, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 5QP

The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum tells 2000 years of Coventry's history and is home to an impressive visual art collection. In 2010 it was…

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Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church, 5A Priory Row, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 5EX

Founded in the 12th century first recorded in 1113, it is one of the largest medieval churches in England. Features the famous Doom painting of…

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Holyhead Studios

16 Lower Holyhead Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 3AU

Set in the midst of a conservation area adjacent to Spon Street visitors can enjoy this lively and creative space which was built in 1898 and has…

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Lychgate Cottages (presently the Coventry Prayer House)

3-5 Priory Row, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 5EX

The Lychgate cottages are three interconnecting Grade II listed cottages. They are the only intact Benedictine Monastic buildings in the original…

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Queens Road Baptist Church

Queens Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 3EG

The church congregation has been meeting since the middle ages of the 17th century but the present chapel was opened in 1884. Retaining many…

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St John the Baptist Church

St. John the Baptist Church, Fleet Street, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 3AY

This striking collegiate church was described by Sir Gilbert Scott, the eminent Victorian architect as possibly the most beautiful church in the…

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St Mary’s Guildhall

St. Marys Guildhall, Bayley Lane, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 5RN

St Mary's Guildhall is one of the finest surviving examples of a Medieval Guildhall in the country. First built in the 1340s for the merchant…

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Weavers House and Garden

Spon End Building Preservation Trust, 121 Upper Spon Street, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 3BQ

A terrace of six timber-framed artisan cottages built in 1455 known as the Black Swan Terrace. Saved from demolition and restored by Spon End…

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Whitefriars Monastery FULLY BOOKED

Gulson Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 2JP

The buildings known as Whitefriars are the surviving fragments of a Carmelite Friary founded in 1342 until the Dissolution of the Monasteries. All…

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Hidden Objects: Tour and Tea at BCLM

Black Country Museum, Tipton Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4SQ

Join our Curators to find out about their work behind the scenes and see some of the Museum’s hidden treasures and curiosities. The Hidden…

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Chance Glass Works - Site Visits and Tours

Chance Glass Works, Palace Drive, Spon Lane South, Smethwick, West Midlands, B66 1NZ

Chance Brothers Glass Works was one of the most important industrial employers in the Midlands region; at its height employing 3500 people…

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Galton Valley Pumping Station - Open Days & Engine House walks

Galton Valley Pumping Station, Old Mainline Canal Towpath, Off Brasshouse Lane, Smethwick, West Midlands, B661BA

Situated on the Birmingham Main Line Canal, Galton Valley Pumping Station first opened in 1892 with the purpose of pumping water from the lower…

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Smethwick Rolfe Street Station

London Midland, Smethwick Rolfe Street Railway Station, Rolfe Street, Smethwick, West Midlands, B66 2AF

Smethwick station was built in 1890 by the London & North Western Railway. Many of the Victorian design features remain in the main station…

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Exhibition: Kenilworth Road

Knowle Parish Church, The Square, Knowle, Solihull, West Midlands, B93 0LN

A virtual tour along Kenilworth Road, the original main street through Knowle. Including: the medieval village; the road to Coventry & Warwick;…

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The Foundation of Lady Katherine Leveson Heritage Open Weekend

Fen End Road West, Temple Balsall, Near Knowle, Solihull, West Midlands, B93 0AN

Join us on Saturday 9th September from 12 noon for our Autumn Fayre on Temple House lawn. Stalls include a Raffle, Tombola, Bric a brac, Books,…

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Stourbridge’s Historical 18th Century Unitarian Chapel

176 Lower High Street, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 1TG

The Chapel is a Grade 2 listed building dated 1788. The interior has changed very little since this date; it still has the original wooden box…

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New Hall Water Mill

New Hall Mill, Wylde Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B76 1QU

New Hall Water Mill is an 18th century, Grade II listed, flour mill in full working order. It has a large overshot wheel powering millstones that…

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Aldridge Transport Museum

Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, Shenstone Drive, Walsall, West Midlands, WS9 8TP

Normally open for a small entry charge, for the weekend only admission will be free with an opportunity to look at examples of locally built and…

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St Matthew’s Parish Church, Walsall

St. Matthews Church Office, St. Matthews Close, Walsall, West Midlands, WS1 3DG

On Friday evening and Saturday visitors to our church building will be able to see a 12th century crypt including parts of the old east wall of…

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Medieval Mayhem at Bromwich Manor

Manor House Museum, Hall Green Road, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B71 2EA

The Manor House Museum was once known as Bromwic Hall and was the centre of the medieval manor of West Bromwich. The building dates back to the…

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Oak House uncovered

Oak House Visitor Centre, 190 Oak Road, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B70 8HJ

The Oak House is a 17th Century Yeoman farmers house which was extended and developed in the 1650s as the family became wealthier. One of these…

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The Locksmith’s House

The Locksmiths House, 54 New Road, Willenhall, West Midlands, WV13 2DA

Step back into the past at the Locksmith’s House in Willenhall. The Locksmith's House celebrates the efforts of the small family run lock…

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“Forest, River & Royals” - the Story of Bewdley

Bewdley Rowing Club, River Side North, Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY12 1AB

“FOREST, RIVER & ROYALS” is a project designed to celebrate Bewdley’s heritage. It tells the story of Bewdley’s growth and development…

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Bewdley Heritage Festival

Load Street & Severnside North, Bewdley, Worcestershire

Organizations in Bewdley have come together to launch the town’s first Heritage Festival, to be held over the weekend of Saturday 9th September…

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Bishampton’s Bonny Bells!

St James' Church, Church Lane, Bishampton, Worcestershire, WR10 2FA

The bell tower of Grade II* listed, 12th Century St. James church will be on view for the third year running courtesy of the Friends of St. James.…

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Bishampton’s Rich History

St James' Church, Church Lane, Bishampton, Worcestershire, WR10 2FA

Visitors will be able to see displays on four of the Great War’s battles in which valiant soldiers from the village were killed:- The Battle of…

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Gordon Russell Design Museum

Gordon Russell Design Museum, 15 Russell Square, High Street, Broadway, Worcestershire, WR12 7AP

Join us for a chance to explore the life and work of renowned furniture designer Sir Gordon Russell and his company. Schooled in the Arts and…

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Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings

Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, Redditch Road, Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 4JR

Spread over nineteen acres and set in the heart of rural Worcestershire, Avoncroft Museum offers visitors the chance to explore over thirty…

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St. John’s Church Bromsgrove Open Day

St. Johns the Baptist Church, 14 Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B61 7JW

Discover the history of the Grade I Listed Parish Church dedicated to St. John the Baptist and also the adjacent Cemetery in Church Lane. Tours…

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Discover History Through the Ages at Evesham St. Lawrence

St Lawrence's Church, Market Place, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 4BG

Explore history through the ages in one of Evesham's oldest buildings Join us for the Heritage Open Day weekend and explore the fascinating…

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St Mary’s Church Tower

St Mary & All Saints Church, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 2JN

Beautiful St Mary's church is very visible and is well known to the people of Kidderminster. The church itself is open to visitors most days in…

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A Place called Pendock: Two Moving Churches - Church of the Redeemer

The Church of the Redeemer, Pendock Road, Lower Pendock, Malvern, Worcestershire, GL19 3PL

Visit a Place called Pendock, and discover two moving churches. At the south end of the Malvern Hills, a fine medieval church and a rare…

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A Place called Pendock: Two Moving Churches - Pendock Old Church

Pendock Old Church, Pendock, Sledge Green, Malvern, Worcestershire, GL19 4QL

Visit a Place called Pendock, and discover two moving churches. At the south end of the Malvern Hills, a fine medieval church and a rare…

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Forge Mill Museum Heritage Open Day

Forge Mill Needle Museum, Needle Mill Lane, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 8HY

Our open day at Forge Mill Needle Museum and Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre includes: Free entry to the whole site. Tours of the Forge Mill…

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A Civil War Story at The Commandery

The Commandery, Sidbury, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 2HU

Step back in time to the tense, murky Worcester of 1651, where trouble is brewing. Discover why the Royalist army chose The Commandery as their…

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Croome

Croome Court, Croome D'abitot, Severn Stoke, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR8 9DW

There’s more than meets the eye at Croome. A secret wartime airbase, now a visitor centre, was once a hub of activity for thousands of people.…

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St. Swithun’s - Worcester

Church Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 2RH

Worcester Civic Society leads guided tours of Georgian St. Swithun's. This town centre church of St Swithun, rebuilt in 1734 is an elegant,…

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Stinky Tudors at Tudor House Museum

Tudor House Museum, Tudor House, 38-42 Friar Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 2NA

For HODS 2017, visitors to Tudor House Museum will be able to experience the Stinky Tudors! What made Elizabeth I's teeth rot? How often did Henry…

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The Infirmary Nurses

The Infirmary and Mulberry House Nurses Home, University of Worcester, City Campus, Infirmary Walk, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 3AS

This Heritage Open Day event gives visitors the opportunity to see former nurses' home Mulberry House and discover its nursing history. Find out…

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Worcester Cathedral

Worcester Cathedral, Chapter Office, 8 College Yard, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 2LA

The Cathedral is open every day from 07:30 - 18:00 with activities for Heritage Open Day on Saturday with free tours. The tower will be open and…

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